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Oct 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
, israel and poland. when our u.s. diplomats were attacked, "the new york times" said romney's knee jerk response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. >> let's dig deeper. joining me now is nbc news correspondent peter alexander. good morning to you. explain to us the importance and the backdrop of the speech today for team romney. >> reporter: yeah, thomas. as you know, this is not the first time spoken about foreign policy issues but the timing is critical now after the strong debate performance and the final month the campaign says they believe what the independent eyeballs focusing on this. as you noted, trying to demonstrate that peace through strength and effectively accuse the president of being a weak leader who has been bad for the military of this country. among some of the comments are the following. i know the president hopes for a safer, freer and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share that hope but hope is not a strategy. there will also be familiar themes that we expect to hear here. the significance of avoiding defense cuts,
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
. that involved a joint patrol of u.s. soldiers along with afghan police. we are seeing this more and more as the u.s. tries to transfer security over to the afghans. in this case they were approached by a suicide bomber who detonated himself killing the three u.s. service members, several police officers, and wounding many civilians here. this is part of a pattern the taliban has been promising more spectacular attacks. regarding the weekend, another insider attack where an afghan soldier turned his gun on americans killing an american soldier and an american contractor, u.s. forces fired back at their afghan counterparts and there were some afghans killed. this, of course, putting more pressure on this notion of trust and quickly -- and how quickly this transfer of power can occur to the afghans. >> lester holt reporting in kabul for us. thank you. and as new information about the killings in libya, the foreign policy is now in question. former assistant secretary at the state department p.j. crowley joins wagner on next. coming your way in less than 19 minutes. >>> babies. the very new
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
for afghans to work out a deal themselves after u.s. forces pull out in two years' time. richard engel filed this report from america's longers war. >> reporter: these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. are you preparing for this fight? are you already stock piling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? yes, we are. we will definitely fight. what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible the taliban will try to come back? >> translator: yes, they will. it makes a decades-worth of american battles seem futile. >> richard engel reporting there. the white house held secret meetings in the last few months to examine the threat of al qaeda in north africa. this is according to "the washington post." the talks focus on ways to help regional militaries could be front al qaeda-linked groups, but are exploring the possibility of direct u.s. intervention. these discussions gained more urgency after that deadly attack on the american consulate in ben gha
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 8:00am PDT
that the secretary of state would play games in a partisan way when it comes to the vote. thank god that the u.s. supreme court decided and they rejected his stay. and now all voters in this state will have access to the last three days of the early vote. we should make sure all voters have that opportunity. democrats have been fighting hard while republicans have been trying to not only intimidate, but to suppress the vote. but the u.s. supreme court had the final say. and we are thrilled in the state of ohio. we will continue to push to make sure folks get out to vote. >> always a pleasure talking with you. and joining us today a little bit later will be arna director who will be with us. we'll be right back. customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. happy. happy. happy. happy. (together) happy. i
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Oct 20, 2012 11:00am PDT
the "wall street journal," which reports that even as u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice was saying the attack was sparked by protests to an anti-muslim video, intelligence analysis were receiving new information that contradicted that account. that's what was said in the "wall street journal". it also goes on to say that they took weeks longer for a new swlenlgs assessment discounting the protest to make its way into public statements from senior officials in the obama administration. with me now is karen kornblut, a former policy director to then senator barack obama. thanks for being with us today. appreciate your time, karen. >> thank you. >> now, this, as you were reading in the headlines yesterday, is on the heels of an ap report that the cia had knowledge a day after the attack that militants were involved. you put this all together, and you know, the president has got a lot of credit for how he handled the issue of libya in the last debate, and so as we see more of these reports come out, does that basically negate that as we look forward to monday's debate? >> you know, i'm
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm PDT
held office for 30 years, making a major impact on the shape of u.s. supreme court in the process. also establishing himself as one of the centrists in the senate. 2009, he switched parties and became a democrat. more on his legacy in our next hour. back to the presidential race for now. the romney and obama teams are each scrambling to tip the direction of the election in their favor. voters 65 and older exit polls from 2008 show the president with 45% of the 65 and older vote. john mccain, 53%. the senior demographic has a tendency to favor the republicans, but the obama team is making a play for their support as vice president biden made clear thursday night. >> folks, use your common sense. who do you trust on this? a man who introduced a bill that would raise it $6400 a year, knowing it and passing it and romney saying you sign it or me and the president. >> joining me now, mark murray, senior political editor for nbc news, good afternoon, sir. >> hey, craig. >> this is the nbc/"wall street journal" poll, showing the president leading every age group except for seniors, i think we'
MSNBC
Oct 21, 2012 12:00pm PDT
the story, is if it's accurate, it sounds like the u.s. is taking a position that we're likely to jettison our allies. >> there are ongoing mul multilateral talks and potential separate bilateral efforts as described in the article that would short-circuit those in more than one way. >> well you know those bilateral talks, i'm sorry the multilateral talks, they call it the p-5 plus 1. the talks are going nowhere at this point. the sanctions are taking a bite out of iran. and a lot of people especially those in the administration, say that is what's driving iran away from the nuclear program no one disputes the fact that iran is enriching uranium. they say it's for energy purposes, for nuclear reactors. israel most famously the prime minister of israel got up before the united nations just last month with his red pen, drew the red line, drew international attention to the issue. but netanyahu trying to put pressure on the united states to get a little bit tougher with iran, to draw a red line, to make deadlines. so this is a very volume tiff issue. the white house says the story appearing i
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
of state there is now asking the u.s. supreme court to block last week's federal appeals court ruling that allows early voting in the final three days before the election. in 2008, about 100,000 cast ballots during that time and as mitt romney stumps in ohio today, the stakes are higher than ever. joining me now is missouri democratic congressman, chairman of the congressional black caucus. it is great to have you here. there are charges republican officials in ohio are politically motivated in trying to limit early voting in that weekend leading up to election day which the obama campaign used four years ago to help increase turnout among african-american voters. you are involved in the efforts to turn out the african-american vote. a key voting block for president obama. what's your reaction to hearing the ohio secretary of state's appeal is going to go down to the supreme court? >> politically obscene. here we are in the greatest democracy in the history of the planet and instead of us trying to encourage greater participation in the political process, there is an all-out effort to
MSNBC
Oct 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
about hurricane sandy. it's making its way to the u.s. and to florida and even new england. new england being in the crosshairs. we'll take a look at that and plus the path to 270 and looking at the different scenarios for winning this election and we want to know what you think. smart or distortion of the public trust. of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call toda
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Oct 11, 2012 8:00am PDT
of one high stakes senate race that could reshape the balance of power in the u.s. chamber. right now the dems have a 53-47 vote advantage. 33 seats are up for re-election, but on the national map, it's only about a dozen battleground states that are really in play. joining me now from danville, kentucky is mark in your murray. no clear winner, so what are you seeing? >> this is a pure toss up contest. not only is it probably the nastiest senate race in the country, it's maybe a pure 50/50 race. and it does impact the control for the senate. democrats, republicans, if they'll take control of the senate, need to pick up four senate seats. that's assuming president obama wins re-election. three if president obama ends up losing. and that massachusetts case is key because it jumps those three and four numbers to four and five makes it harder for republicans to take control. >> the poll numbers have been tightening. also here, mark, another post watched senate race in the u.s. right now, that's missouri's claire mccaskill against todd akin featuring rape victims. let's take a look at a cl
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
. doing mock debates with lawyer ted olson, a former u.s. solicitor general under president george w. bush. a very skilled courtroom litigator, argued a lot of cases in front of the u.s. supreme court, so a good partner for paul ryan, being able to think on his feet in a moment's notice to challenge the responses. he's also reviewing joe biden's previous debates and speeches. joe biden's been an elected official for 40 years, so he has a lot of experience under his belt and he's memorized some stats and phrases that paul ryan might be able to use. obviously, in a debate like that, 90 minutes long, you want to give as much information in the shortest amount of time as possible and that's what paul ryan is doing. he has a beautiful day to prepare, but we believe he's in the hotel preparing for this debate in 48 hours, thomas. >> we'll be watching. ron mott traveling with congressman ryan. thank you so much, appreciate it. >>> so, what will it take to win the vp debate and the presidential debate one week from now? joining me is political science professor samuel popkin, author of "the candid
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
to appoint to the u.s. supreme court if he is able to, justices that would likely overturn roe v. wade. that is what would happen if mitt romney becomes president of the united states. joe biden was trying to make clear last night despite the back and forth we heard, that that is what is likely to happen. >> melissa harris-perry, great to see you. you can watch melissa harris-perry show every saturday and sunday 10:00 a.m. eastern time. >>> you can cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve these important preferences for middle class taxpayers. >> not mathematically possible. >> adding up the numbers. congressman ryan does not get into specifics. does the math add up? i'll ask one of his house colleagues. all atwitter. a look at the vice presidential debate top tweets. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios yeah. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate safe driving bonus check? what is that? so
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Oct 19, 2012 8:00am PDT
than democracy and only 14% of those polled think the uprisings will have a good effect on the u.s. jack, do you think voters got this right or do we need to be more patient with trying to bring about democracy? >> i think the voters got it right. our problem is that we never had any real long-term strategy from administration to administration over a series of dozen administration we've been at the extremes either we put up with blood thirsty individuals sending them money or in the alternative we support destabilizing revolutions with absolutely no plan what to do after the fact and it's all been driven by the notion recently that everybody will benefit from a republican form of democracy and if events prove anything, they prove that this is it. >> what about you, david, with mr. romney having the sizable lead in polling when it comes to china and trade policies? i'll have our director put the numbers up here. tell me why the governor's message on trade with china may suddenly be resonating? >> i think it's resonating for reasons we expected it would earlier which is that china i
MSNBC
Oct 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
for the u.s. and we'll tell you all about that. >>> plus, 2000 all over again? could one candidate win the popular vote and another win the electoral college? pollster stan greenberg will break down the numbers for you. >>> and we want to know what you think, what's more important to your vote, the economy or social issues? tweet me, or find me on facebook. no, no, no, stop! humans -- one day, we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... stop, stop, stop! my car! not so much. but that's okay. you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutual insurance. total your car, and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility -- what's your policy? bp has paid overthe people of bp twenty-threeitment to the gulf. billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest mo
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Oct 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
is roughly 260 miles south of new york city. it's expected to turn to the northwest soon and head for the u.s. coastline. it's expected to make landfall later tonight near at lanetic city, new jersey. right for you we're waiting for a briefing from michael bloomberg. new york as we told you about has shut down the mass transit system including subways and buses and all city schools are closed. now, we've seen water coming ashore in lower manhattan. tens of thousands have been ordered to evacuated that area. then other low-lying areas around the city. coastal communities are also affected, however, our nbc station in new york talked with a surfer in queens who is ignoring these orders, although he did decide not to go into the water. take a listen. sorry. we don't have that. let's check maria shav comp powe. we see some people on the beach out there. >> reporter: there are people there. this area and other low-lying areas of long island are under mandatory evacuation orders. people do choose to ignore that. i want to show you the waves out here, because we've been out here all morning since 5:
MSNBC
Oct 22, 2012 8:00am PDT
romney chance another ill timed ill-advised attack. iran, is the u.s. on the verge of face to face talks over the country's nuclear ambitions, or is the time for talking over? afghanistan, how would either of these candidates end america's longest war without the taliban regaining precious ground? with our latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll showing the race a dead heat the stakes couldn't be higher. both parties and their candidates in the fight of their lives for florida, tonight round three. >> big question who will win? and i've been saying up until a couple of weeks ago probably obama by a few points. now i have absolutely no idea. >> 40% is not a great number for a president a couple weeks before election day. >> in the last few months there's a lacking narrative, absence after clear vision where we go. >> let's get straight to it. joining me is sean spicer. sean, good to have you here. tonight's debate will be broken into six separate sections, moderated by bob schieffer. each focusing on a foreign policy hot spot. we want to drill down on some of these. the contrast betwee
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
in virginia. ted olson, the former u.s. solicitor general, was his debate prep partner and a very skilled lit gator, a guy who has argued cases before the u.s. supreme court. he was giving paul ryan the business, if you will, in those cram sessions. from tomorrow on, we don't really know where paul ryan is going to be. tomorrow he's got a couple events. one down in the toledo, ohio, area. then we bop up to the detroit, michigan area. we don't expect to see him until debate night. in between tomorrow afternoon and thursday night, we're not real sure exactly what he will be doing. there are not expected to be any public eastbound traffvents. last night paul ryan had a huge fundraiser in milwaukee. a record fundraiser, as we understand it. again, down in chicago today waiting to see what those numbers are like. back over to you, craig. >> ron, thank you, sir. >> reporter: yes, sir. >> absentee ballots are more likely to be contested and less likely to be counted. yet, states like florida are ramping up their use of the absentee ballots. in 2006, 16% of the population used absentee ballots. 29% i
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Oct 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
for the u.s. senate. now he's supporting president obama. great to have you here with us today, sir. i want you to take a listen to what former congressman davis said to chris jansing last hour. take a look. >> isn't it telling last night that president obama himself did not bring up bain capital. isn't it telling that president obama himself did not accuse governor romney of causing women to die from cancer because of things that happened at companies he ran? isn't it telling that president obama didn't make much of this 47% gaffe a week ago. >> sir, why didn't the president bring up any of those things? were you watching this wondering that yourself? >> of course. i was watching it and some of the comments that i hear today make me think people were looking for entertainment instead of substance and facts. i was looking for substance and facts. i saw a president who was very calm, cool and collected. he was looking out for the interest of seniors here in the country as it related to medicare and he was somebody concerned, in my opinion, about the middle class about doing what's right in t
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Oct 6, 2012 12:00pm PDT
yesterday, a u.s. appeals judge has ordered that early voting can continue in ohio. that is a key key victory for democrats in the battleground state where republican lawmakers had moved to limit the number of voters eligible to cast their ballots ahead of the november election. the ruling follows a number of other recent decisions that strike down so-called voter suppression laws. but there is still concern that voter disenfranchisement will be an issue on election day. joining me now is matt viser, and aaron pike of real politics. matt, let's start with you. election officials in ohio including the republican attorney general and the secretary of state say they haven't decided yet whether to appeal the appeals court ruling. do you see an 11th hour effort by republicans somehow to limit access to early voting after all? >> yeah, they may continue to try to do so. i think you're seeing in state after state this happens where republicans are sort of trying to make a limited number of people to vote. and you can see why in some of the early polling where registered voters tend to suppor
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2012 8:00am PDT
the u.s. supreme court to decide that crucial last weekend on in person early voting. the last saturday, sunday, monday before the voting. >> great article, too, that you have written within the last couple of days. appreciate it. >> great. >> from ohio to another key battle 2k3wr0u7bd state, nevada. according to voter stats, there are 117,000 more registered democrats in the silver state than republicans. the gop is still gambling on victory going after nonpartisan voters and so called soft democrats. joining me is john rolfston. thank you for joining us. the latest poll puts the president two points ahead in nevada, within a four point margin of error on that one. state republicans are saying, hey, they will make a million contacts by phone or door to door. that's five times more than 2008 at this point. can the democrats match that? is that important? >> well, contacting voters doesn't mean those voters are going to go to the polls, richard. the democratic machine here compared to the republican machine is like comparing a ferrari to a match box car. the republicans are doing better
MSNBC
Oct 18, 2012 8:00am PDT
at the top play by a different set of rules. >> well, only two presidents in u.s. history have created more than 12 million jobs in the course of one term. that's ronald reagan and bill clinton. in an ad released earlier this month, romney breaks down how he would get to the magic 12 million. 7 million from his tax plan, 3 million from his energy policies, and 2 million from his policies on china as well as some other moves he'd make. joining me now is ezra cline, our msnbc analyst. you've dug into these numbers. do they add up? >> they don't come near it. i should say it's really my colleague glen kessler, our fact checker, when dug into them. turns out these 7 million jobs, that comes from an analysis of a tax plan. it's not quite romney's tax plan. first, it's over ten years, not the four years romney is promising. already we've got the time scale wrong. then it assumes the tax plan only goes into effect when the economy is already at full employment. lost in way that's happening. there's no way the economy is going to be at full employment in romney's first year no matter what. that's a
MSNBC
Oct 20, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, though carried out by an organization that has very ill will towards the u.s. >> one of the arguments the romney campaign might be making is the romney administration, this is indicative of a foreign apparatus, the way foreign affairs has been undertaken in the last four years. that is what they might be saying. >> right. their underlying arguments would be a couple. specifically on the arab world. that would say obama says we have won the war against terrorism. we haven't. now that's a real problem for obama, because i think he would have said a couple of months ago when obama had a one-sentence answer to everything, we killed osama bin laden, that would have kind of ended the conversation. now it doesn't. that's a problem for him. >> how should they structure these ideas, which are not necessarily an everyday conversation for most voters? and issues that need to be at the front in the next 90 minutes of this debate. >> well, look, there are a couple of things i think obama is going to say. in a way, because people are in such a sour mood about the world, they're angry, they're fearf
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Oct 23, 2012 8:00am PDT
in america? two leaders of the u.s. conference of mayor. gentlemen, it's great to have you here. mayor reid, i want to start with you about this and the opinion piece written by karl rove out this morning and writes it looks like while governor romney may have lost the debate he looked like a commander many chief and presented himself in a presidential way with the president's tone being much too aggressive and down right nasty. so, mayor reid, governor romney is ahead on the issue of the economy and certainly came up and presented itself last night in the foreign policy debate, the domestic issues. but after last night, is he not considered a credible alternative on foreign policy? >> absolutely not. i mean, i think what people should walk away with -- not surprising that karl rove write a fantasy football piece this morning. that's what he does for a living for republicans but it is not surprising. the president is in a strong position. he's won two out of three debates and folks need to remember what was extremely clear last night was that if mitt romney had been president then osama bin
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
will control the fate of the u.s. senate. montana has or had, i should say, one of the strictest campaign finance laws in the country. we went out there to see what kind of effect all this outside money that's coming in. it's not just in the senate race. it's in down ballot races, local races, state, congressional and state legislative races. that's why you go out there. you discover real quick the people in montana don't want outside money. they don't want people telling them what to do. they don't want outside groups independently influencing campaigns. they just want people to leave them alone and let them make up their own minds, you know? >> what is fascinating to me about what's happening in montana is here you had a state, here you had law makers trying to do something about campaign finance reform and now you've got all these groups that managed to find ways around it. >> in 1912 the state of montana passed the corrupt passages act, the strictest finance campaign reform in the country. it was brought as a challenges to citizens united. supreme court had a second look via this mont
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Oct 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
with the storm. >>> 11 people have been arrested today for planning a series of attacks on the u.s. and australian embassies in indonesia. police say the suspects belong to a group they called a sunni movement for indonesian society. it was unclear how far the plans had advanced. we'll have more news later for you craig. now back to you in miami. >> thank you, sir. do appreciate that. >>> here in miami no shortage of enthusiasm among early voters in this presidential contest. take a look at some video shot by our team just a few hours ago, as you can see. long lines. i think we had that video. long lines at polling sites more than a week before the election. there it is right there. i talked to some folks this morning about their role in the race and how they thought it was going. >> a job like that, you know, it can pose a challenge. and, you know, i stand behind the president. and, you know, i'm happy to be in line to vote. >> i'm just thinking it's going to be a lot tighter race. and there has been a lot of animosity from both sides. so i just think it's going to be extremely, e
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Oct 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
will sandy have on the u.s. economy. lots to talk about here because not only is there the damage to consider but the business disruption that it has created throughout the northeast. joining me is jared bernstein former chief economist for vice president joe biden, also an msnbc contributor. jared, as we look over these estimates and they're really rough now in the very beginning. >> very rough. >> sandy could cost when it's all said and done, the total $20 billion or more. exceeding the damage certainly from irene last year which was about 12 to $16 billion. meantime moody's an lytics estimate economic losses will total $10 billion a day, lost wages, production, sales for businesses. do you think that estimate is on target? >> yeah, i think that estimate is on target but i believe moody's said they're not going to alter their estimate for gdp in the fourth quarter because some of this will be made up and also some of this stuff that gets destroyed you have to put people to work to rebuild it. that actually adds to gross domestic product. it subtracts from the net but adds to the growth. >>
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Oct 31, 2012 8:00am PDT
. hurricane sand gee could be one of the costliest storms to ever hit the u.s. just look at how much these storms have cost. obviously katrina at one at $106 billion but sandy with the rising total now at $50 billion worth of damage, again, that is just the rough estimate right now after the first couple of days of assessing the damage from this storm. we're going to be back with much more after this. er cup at the drive-thru. johan comes in a porcelain vessel, crafted with care by a talented blonde from sweden. ♪ smooth, rich, never bitter, gevalia. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen.
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